Tag: Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence

The AZ Afterschool Directory: Where Parents Search for Programs

| January 12, 2015
The AZ Afterschool Directory: Where Parents Search for Programs

Arizona Center For Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) plan’s to conduct a statewide promotional campaign this spring targeting parents in search of a quality summer program for their children. The campaign will coincide with the re-launch of the AZ Afterschool Directory, Arizona’s only free, bi-lingual, comprehensive listing that lets parents search for out-of-school time (OST) programs by location, […]

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Out-of-School Time Professional Development Training Opportunities

| January 6, 2015
Out-of-School Time  Professional Development Training Opportunities

You told us what training you wanted, and we listened. Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) is excited to bring you these dynamic, knowledgeable presenters to address topics that Arizona out-of-school time professionals know are keys to quality! Providing Structure & Encouragement in Your Program Community Diana Brown This fast-paced workshop empowers out-of-school time staff to effectively handle […]

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NACA Afterschool Program Wins Award From Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence

| December 4, 2014
NACA Afterschool Program Wins Award From Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence

NACA afterschool program wins award from Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence A local substance abuse prevention program tailored for at-risk Native American youth in the Flagstaff community won the Outstanding Out of School Time award Nov. 15 from the Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence. Native Americans for Community Action (NACA) Pathways Youth Program offers afterschool […]

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Arizona Ranks 6th Nationally in Afterschool Programming

| October 20, 2014
Arizona Ranks 6th Nationally in Afterschool Programming

Arizona ranked 6th in nation for afterschool programming, but there’s still work to be done… The Afterschool Alliance‘s America After 3PM survey ranked Arizona as 6th in the nation for afterschool overall. America After 3PM is the largest national household survey ever conducted to gauge parent satisfaction and support for afterschool programs. The results revealed that Arizona parents overwhelmingly […]

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence Announces Keynote Speaker for 2014 Conference

| September 15, 2014
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence Announces Keynote Speaker for 2014 Conference

We’re delighted to announce that Jaime Casap, Global Education Evangelist at Google, is the keynote speaker for the 2014 Arizona Out-of-School Time Conference, School’s Out, Make It Count: Engaging Youth in Life & Learning.  Jaime’s success story is impressive, especially given his experience growing up in poverty in Hells Kitchen, New York. He is a first […]

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Pilot Sites Needed to Test  Arizona Quality Assessment Tool for Out-of School Time Programs

| September 13, 2014
Pilot Sites Needed to Test  Arizona Quality Assessment Tool for Out-of School Time Programs

Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence invites out-of-school time (OST) program sites to volunteer to test the new Arizona Quality Assessment Tool when it is rolled out later this fall. The purpose of the Arizona Quality Assessment Tool is to allow OST programs to voluntarily and confidentially measure their quality against the Arizona Quality Standards for Out-of-School Time Programs. 150 […]

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence  2014 Out-of-School Time Awards of Excellence Finalists Announced

| August 22, 2014
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence  2014 Out-of-School Time Awards  of Excellence Finalists Announced

Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence 2014 Out-of-School Time Awards of Excellence Finalists Announced CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NOMINEES! The annual Out-of-School Time Awards of Excellence Luncheon recognizes innovative out-of-school time programs and staff members for their exemplary work in providing quality youth development programs for Arizona’s youth. The nominees for the 2014 Out-of-School Time Awards of Excellence […]

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Candidates Responses to Arizona Out-of-School Time Youth Programs

| August 22, 2014
Candidates Responses to Arizona Out-of-School Time Youth Programs

Throughout the past six weeks, the Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence has been reaching out to candidates across the state, and asking them to pledge their support for Arizona Out-of-School Time youth programs.  Candidates for Congress were asked to complete a 3-question survey, regarding their support for:  The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF), 21st […]

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Commit to Quality – Sign the Make it Count Pledge

| August 8, 2014
Commit to Quality – Sign the Make it Count Pledge

More than 330 out-of-school time programs signed the Make It Count Pledge since it was announced on May 1st WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? Signing the Make It Count Pledge indicates a program’s commitment to using the Arizona Quality Standards for Out-of-School Time Programs as part of their continuous quality improvement process. Use the Standards […]

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Arizona Out-of-School Time Programs Invited to Apply for AzCASE STEM Mini-Grants

| July 28, 2014
Arizona Out-of-School Time Programs Invited to Apply for AzCASE STEM Mini-Grants

Arizona Out-of-School Time Programs Are Invited to Apply for the AzCASE STEM Mini-Grants Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) and Cox Communications have partnered to provide Arizona out-of-school time programs with mini-grants for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) projects. Programs are encouraged to work with staff and youth to come up with creative, new […]

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